Climber dies in hospital after Highlands mountain rescue


A climber rescued from a mountain in the Scottish Highlands has died.

The 57-year-old from Nottinghamshire had been climbing Boomerang Gully on the 3,658ft-high (1,115m) Stob Coire nan Lochan, near Glencoe, when he went missing on Friday after an avalanche.

He was rescued on Saturday along with another man, 49 and also from Nottinghamshire, who had also been reported overdue.

Police Scotland said the older man being treated at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary had died and his family had been informed.

A statement on Sunday said: “Police Scotland can confirm that one of the two missing climbers rescued from the Glencoe area on Saturday has sadly passed away.”

The second climber is in a stable condition at Belford Hospital in Fort William.

Both men had travelled to Glencoe as part of a climbing group.

The search began on Friday evening and resumed at 8am on Saturday, involving Glencoe, Lochaber and Oban Mountain Rescue Teams and a Coastguard helicopter.

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